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History made as Agartala-Anand Vihar Rajdhani Express chugs off
Tripura capital Agartala on Saturday was linked with the national capital New Delhi by the Rajdhani Express.
Minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain flagged-off the much-awaited Rajdhani Express between Agartala and Delhi’s Anand Vihar station.
The regular service will start from November 6. The Tripura Rajdhani Express will run once a week on Mondays from Agartala, and on Wednesdays from Anand Vihar in New Delhi.
The Rajdhani from Agartala would reach Anand Vihar station in around 41 hours, covering a distance of 2,413 km and 16 stations in Tripura, Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Tripura is the fourth state in the Northeast after Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, to be connected by Rajdhani Express trains.
The railway authorities since last year are operating passenger train service — Kanchanjunga Express — between Agartala and Sealdah (Kolkata) via Silchar and Guwahati in Assam twice a week, and the weekly Tripura Sundari Express between Agartala and Anand Vihar station of Delhi.